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MICHEL JANET (SHELLY) DENES, PT, C/NDT, maintains a current part-time clinical practice at the Rehab Institute of Michigan, where she works with patients who have multiple diagnoses, including spinal cord injuries, hemiplegia, neuromuscular disease, neuromuscular disorders, and traumatic brain injury. She has worked actively in various rehab settings for more than 25 years. Ms. Denes has a special interest and experience in using advanced technology, and strategies for complex clinical cases. She has been involved extensively with many advanced technologies, including FES cycling, FES Neuroprosthetic devices, and innovative lower extremity orthotics to get patients moving again. She has also been involved with exoskeleton robotics for gait and gait training with patients who have neurological injuries and other disabilities.


Ms. Denes graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Physical Therapy and completed her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) in Adult Hemiplegia at the Rehab Institute of Chicago. She has shared her insights with practicing professionals at seminars held nationally, at the annual Michigan Physical Therapy Association meetings, and through adjunct faculty work at Wayne State University. She is also contracted periodically for expert witness work.



Financial: Michel Janet Denes maintains a private practice, and she is a consultant with Experts in Therapy, LLC and NewGait. She receives a speaking honorarium and product royalties from PESI, Inc. Her relevant relationship with an ineligible organization has been mitigated.

Non-financial: Michel Janet Denes is a member of the advisory board of Evergreen Certifications and a committee leader for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.